Listen to Federal Election post-mortem with George Megalogenis01:21:2723 May 2022

On this episode of The Grapevine, Kulja and Dylan get on the line with journalist and author George Megalogenis to break down the outcome of this historic election which saw independents topple traditionally safe Liberal seats.

Then, Researcher and Policy Analyst with Migration Council Australia and an expert on Turkish democracy, Dr Tezcan Gümüş, gets on the mic to talk about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opposing a bid by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Dr Gümüş analyses the moves of these countries through the lens of the unfolding situation in Ukraine which prompted the traditionally neutral Nordic countries into geo-political action. 

And Dylan chats with Scottish duo Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton of Arab Strap fame. After a 16 year hiatus, they return with their album 'As Days Get Dark', which they will be performing at the RISING Festival on June 3.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.